Zak Piper is an Emmy-winning and Producers Guild Award-winning Documentary Producer with more than 15 years of non-fiction filmmaking experience. Zak produced the critically acclaimed feature film Life Itself, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was nominated for over a dozen awards, and won a Critics Choice Award, among others.
Zak also co-produced the critically acclaimed film The Interrupters, which also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen at film festivals worldwide, collecting numerous festival awards and distinctions along the way. The New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, and LA Times all hailed The Interrupters as one of the year’s best films.
Zak also co-produced At the Death House Door, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and was short-listed in the Best Documentary category for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Additionally, Zak has produced Saving Mes Aynak and co-produced the documentary feature Prisoner of Her Past, a co-production with the Chicago Tribune.
Zak is currently producing or directing a number of documentary projects in various stages of development and production.